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Best Reissues 2017

  Neil Young / Hitchhiker Stoned, 70’s-prime Neil just blowing off 10 songs into a recorder.  As an animal this is Neil’s natural habitat, and the ease at which he rattles off classics and unheard songs is incredible.   Can … Continue reading

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Best new music 2017

Julie Byrne / Not Even Happiness These songs contain the perfect combination of elements to slowly floor me every single time I hear them.  This music sounds woody, aged and resonant.  Probably the album I listened to the most this … Continue reading

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How ill was the Sherm ? pt. II

So I’m watching Soul Train re-runs with the kids on Saturday morning, which is pretty normal. It’s an episode from the early 90’s (not prime period), and Stacy Lattisaw is the guest. I’m getting pretty bored by her robotic-smooth-electro-ballads, when the following occurs: Continue reading

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Polyfauna

The enjoyment factor: variable (depending on your current conscious state while operating). The execution: perfect (what I would imagine a Radiohead electro-dream world to be). But my favorite part is it’s purpose: none. Continue reading

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Boris Pickett got nuthin’ on this…

This years model is just as creepy and junky as before. Ignoring the standard monster-music fare, and focussing on early rock, jump blues, rumbling instrumentals, and other creepy kinds of party music you didn’t know you needed to hear. Continue reading

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The other end of Rolling Thunder….

Check out this motley-looking onslaught of 70’s clowns, outfitted with haggard turbans. The wet, gray Colorado day makes them look even worse. I have a special affinity for the Hard Rain record, because it sounds like it looks: sloppy, overworked and worn-out. Continue reading

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astro zombie interpretations

Demonomania: Check me out! I was born to a human prostitute and a wolf. My pride in my lupine ancestry borders on megalomania. Humans are weak and tasty. Demonomania! Continue reading

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Gobblots, Dribcots and Saroos…..

Why does this record still resonate with me (enough to get played every other month or so)? One very surprising element of I Hear A New World is the economy of it. For such an “out-there” proposition, the instrumentation and arrangement are fairly simple, uncomplicated. Continue reading

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“someday my day will come”

I do find it a little disrespectful that his drunken antics are mentioned more than the fact that he found a way to stay relevant in country music for almost 4 decades. His antics made good copy, because like his music, they were real. Continue reading

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“No more revenge cobbler or whiskey pie”

Oh Fiery Furnaces, how I miss your catastrophic musical onslaught!  I have been repeatedly reminded of your musical badassness every time I listen to this great Daytrotter session. Why am I writing about a four-song set from over a year … Continue reading

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